Directors on Directing: A Source Book of the Modern Theater
Less than 200 years ago the director was only an "ideal" projected by disgruntled critics. Today, productions wouldn't be able to survive with our the adept talents of the director. This book has been known for years as the guide to the "unknown theater" of the director. This collection is comprised of the voices of the modern theater as they state their credos and explore their craft. Topics include: the emergence of the director; behind the fourth wall; the art of rehearsal; light and space; and much more. Directors and avid theater-buffs.
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conversations of a semi-dilettantish character. At present, during the labors with
my actors, I use precise definitions: “atmosphere," in which this or another scene
takes place: the “physical self-consciousness" of a given character—gay, sad, ill,
ly dear McNulty, As to stage technique, there are several stage techniques; and
people may be very clever in one or more of them without being good at them all,
and may even—especially in acting—know bits of them and not the rest.
This kind of thing can enrich the background to a scene, and fill in the character
for the actor so that he is not just acting on breath. In A Taste of Honey, the
opening scene shows a mother and daughter arriving in new lodgings. They are
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